SALT LAKE CITY — One of the world's largest genealogy databases is now more inclusive.
Same-sex family relationships will be included in FamilySearch.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the change to its online genealogy library on Tuesday.
Users will now be able to document same-sex marriages and adoptions to same-sex couples on FamilySearch.
Previously, only opposite-sex marriages could be recorded on FamilySearch.
The program is also used by members of the Latter-day Saint Church to gather names for temple ordinances such as proxy temple marriages, or sealings.
This does not constitute a change of church doctrine, the church says.
The church says proxy temple marriages will still be limited to marriages between members of the opposite sex.
Children of same-sex marriages will not be able to be sealed to same-sex couples.
FamilySearch also houses photos, stories, and documents connected with people listed in the software. These files will be able to be submitted for same-sex couples.